With its rich cultural heritage, Italy is like no other country on earth. Showcasing Italy in all its glory, this brilliant book makes it easy to see why this country is often considered a ‘living art gallery’. From bustling cities to idyllic and isolated hill towns, the best-kept secrets of this unique land are revealed to the reader through an unbeatable collection of specially selected photographs.
From the rise of the Roman Empire and the birth of the Renaissance right through to the cobbled streets and white-washed houses still occupied in the present day, this book visually explores every important aspect of Italy’s turbulent history and vibrant culture. Accompanied by insightful and informative text, the varied scenes of Italy cover everything from iconic landmarks such as the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, to secluded churches and tucked-away streets. Whether you have visited Italy many times before or are a stranger to this beautiful country, this book will not fail to delight with its Renaissance fountains, beautiful Baroque churches, Roman sculptures and rural vistas.
Exploring sights both familiar and little known, The Secrets of Italy will open your eyes to one of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the world.
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About the Author
Gordon Kerrwas born and brought up in Scotland. After graduating from Glasgow University, he lived in France before working in the wine trade in London for 18 years. He then worked in bookselling and publishing before becoming a full-time writer. Since then, he has written more than 30 books. He has been visiting and travelling in Italy for more than 30 years. He has a wife and two children and lives in Hampshire and South-west France.